May 14, 2021

Man Utd


Edinson Cavani could decide outcome of Man United’s Erling Haaland chase

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Lee Sharpe says Edinson Cavani’s future at Manchester United could influence which strikers the Reds target this summer.

United are keen to add a striker to their ranks this summer and have interest in both Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.

Cavani has enjoyed a positive season at United, even if there have been frustrations over his injuries, and Sharpe believes his former side will be keen on keeping the Uruguayan forward at the club.

Speaking to William Hill, Sharpe believes this will impact who United will target this summer due to the fact they will only need one striker should Cavani stay.

He said: “I think Erling Haaland is making himself a statement signing. The types of goals he’s scoring and how he’s scoring them would suit United down to the ground. I think Harry Kane would fit that bill too.

“There’s talk of fighting to keep Edinson Cavani as well, so I’m not sure if they’ve got another centre forward on the shopping list if they are trying to keep him.

“Cavani has shown his quality, and there’s no doubting his ability. I’ve heard he’s got the option of moving back to South America. For me, I would try and go and get Haaland or Kane who is going to bang in loads of goals and play every week. It’s what United need at the moment.”

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Manchester United are in the semi-finals of the Europa League after Edinson Cavani’s volley helped the Reds complete a 4-0 aggregate win over Granada and set up a last four clash against Roma.

It’s back to Premier League action this weekend when Burnley visit Old Trafford on Sunday.

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He continued: “Jadon Sancho is also a class act.

“I think he’s got enough experience in the Bundesliga, Champions League, and international scene to come in at United and hit the ground running.

“I think he could come in and offer that world class ability to the team because I think he’s quality.”

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